The rise of the Nazi Party

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  • Hitler joins the German Workers Party

    Hitler joins the German Workers Party
    The German Workers' Party , the forerunner of the Nazi Party, espoused a right-wing ideology, like many similar groups of demobilized soldiers. Adolf Hitler joined this small political party in 1919 and rose to leadership through his emotional and captivating speeches.
  • National Socialist German Workers Party

    National Socialist German Workers Party
    Hitler changed the name of the German Workers Party to the National Socialist German Workers Party. The Party adopts the swastika as their official symbol.
  • Hitler imprisoned

    Adolf Hitler's attempt at an armed overthrow of local authorities in Munich, known as the Beer Hall Putsch , failed miserably. Hitler was improsened for 5 years for high-treason.
  • Mein kampf

    Mein kampf
    While imprisoned Hitler wrote "Mein Kampf". Hitler's book became the ideological base for the Nazi Party's racist beliefs and murderous practices.
  • The SA and SS

    The SA and SS
    The SA and SS were formed. The SA (Storm Troopers) was the predominant terrorizing arm of the Nazi party. The SS Guard detachments originally was formed in as Hitler's personal guard.
  • Elections

    The Nazi Party achieved just 12 seats (2.6% of the vote) in the Reichstag.
  • Black Tuesday

    Black Tuesday
    The collapse of the USA Stock market and the start of the Great Depression. The Great Depression had devastating effects in virtually every country, rich and poor. Personal income, tax revenue, profits and prices dropped, while international trade plunged by more than 50%.
  • Firts anti-Jewish action

    Firts anti-Jewish action
    The SA began its first major anti-Jewish action on 13 October 1930 when groups of brownshirts smashed the windows of Jewish-owned stores at Potsdamer Platz.[
  • Hitler becomes Reich Chancellor of Germany

    After the elections in 1933, Von Hindenburg appointed Hitler as Reich Chansellor to keep the Nazi party "under control"
  • Reichstag Fire

    Reichstag Fire
    The Reichstag building is set on fire. A Dutch Communist, van der Lubbe, is caught red-handed in the burning building.
  • The Enabling Act

    the SA [SA : Also known as Storm Troopers or Brownshirts. A military style organisation of the Nazi party formed in 1921 under Hitler. ] intimidates all the remaining non-Nazi deputies. The Reichstag votes to give Hitler the right to make his own laws.
  • Knight of the long knives

    Knight of the long knives
    The Night of the Long Knives, in June 1934, saw the wiping out of the SA's leadership and others who had angered Hitler in the recent past in Nazi Germany. After this date, the SS lead by Heinrich Himmler was to become far more powerful in Nazi Germany.
  • Paul von Hindenburg dies

    Paul von Hindenburg dies
    The President of Germany (1925 - 1934) dies due to lung cancer.
  • Hitler assumes powers

    Hitler assumes powers
    After the death of Hindenburg Hitler assumes power of both President and Chancellor.
  • Hitler becomes Führer

    Hitler becomes Führer
    On August 19, about 95 percent of registered voters in Germany went to the polls and gave Hitler 38 million votes of approval (90 percent of the vote). Thus Adolf Hitler could claim he was Führer of the German nation by direct will of the people. Hitler now wielded absolute power in Germany, beyond that of any previous traditional head of state. He had become, in effect, the law unto himself.
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    Hitler's rise to power